The History of Rock Island Line

by Feb 22, 2015(0) Comment


This year marks the 161st anniversary of the opening of the Rock Island Line, the train connecting Mississippi to Chicago and the East Coast. Take a look at the Lead Belly song inspired by the train, and featuring covers by Lonnie Donegan and Johnny Cash.

Lead Belly: Song by Song – Rock Island Line by Smithsonian Folkways Tumblr



Sheet music for Lonnie Donegan’s version of “Rock Island Line

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